There are few things more New York than Fashion Week, which wrapped up in the city on Thursday evening. Milk Studios asked illustrators Craig & Karl to put their spin on their favorite looks from designers debuting their Spring 2015 collections. The results were highly graphic and unmistakably Craig & Karl, while still maintaining the spirit of the individual […]
Designer Alex Trochut‘s most recent collaboration was with Foot Locker to lend his stylistic approach to the sneaker store’s signature graphic identity. Using only black and white vector drawings, Alex created a series of unique shoe illustrations to mimic the referee uniforms worn by Foot Locker’s employees.
The brothers behind design duo Brosmind have put their twist on the popular emoji by constructing over a thousand custom icons for the LINE application’s messenger portion. Emojis are small pictographs used to represent a thought or idea in instant messaging. For the majority of their users, they simply add flair to an otherwise boring text, and […]
Illustrator and designer Alex Trochut recently created a stunning visual for the cover of Vanity Fair’s appropriately named “Style Issue”, hitting stands in September. The special periodical is set to feature a list of 2014′s best dressed individuals, and so a luxe, hand-lettered approach ended up being the perfect solution. Feast your eyes on the final […]
Illustrator and designer Alex Trochut is known for his binary prints which explore the duality of two-dimensional work on paper. He invented a process through which two completely separate images could be shown on one surface- one which appears in light, and one which appears only in the dark. For the first time in the United States, Alex will […]
The team behind creative studio Toby & Pete are masters of versatility. Whether it’s a still design, motion piece, or interactive animation, the studio never fails to knock it out of the park. Case in point: this hand-lettered typographic wonder created for Holly Black’s new book, “The Darkest Part of the Forest, was rendered painstakingly […]
Steve Wilson , much like the reggae musicians behind Soja, is an artist consisting of multiple facets. For their newest release, entitled “Amid the Noise and Haste”, Steve created a sculptural album cover that incorporates five layers of laser cut plywood, reconstructed in Photoshop, to reveal a design that embodies the folk-inspired sound of the band. […]
In honor of The Criterion Collection‘s re-release of “All That Jazz,” Sean Freeman created a series of typographic pieces that will adorn the packaging of the Blu-Ray/DVD combination set. Sean used 3D rendering over his signature hyperreal style to illuminate some of the more dramatic themes in Bob Fosse’s 1979 film. His direction lends a modern flourish to film-noir […]
The New Pornographers approached illustrators Steve Wilson and Thomas Burden to create the cover art for their first album in nearly four years. The two collaborated to produce an impressive 3D visual that resembles neon signage broadcasting the much anticipated arrival of “Brill Bruisers.” The design’s textures and colors begged to be animated, so to compliment […]
Sean Freeman is passionate about typography, much like the former foundry, Hoefler & Co.; a New York City design giant for over twenty years. As a designer, Sean consistently gravitates toward the unexpected by incorporating new techniques in his work. For an article in New York Magazine‘s latest issue, he took the Gotham typeface put on the map […]
Sean Freeman and creative producer Eve Steben went above and beyond on their latest project: a gig poster for The National. They gathered a few friends and a whole lot of plaster to arrive at a finished product that combines elements of sculpture and typography. “For this special creative commission, with their music in mind, we […]
Next time you look at a piece of album art, consider the following: designers often go through hundreds of variations on even the most simple of designs in order to achieve the perfect harmony of graphic color, typography, and composition. Perhaps then, it goes without saying that the basics taught in design school for years […]
Mogollon is Spanish slang for “a lot”, but the work coming from Francisco Lopez and Monica Brand’s studio is never too much, effortlessly capturing the qualities of imagination and new-age whimsy in everything they produce. After only a short visit, it was clear that their success stems from staying true to themselves and following their […]
Adam Larson of Adam & Co. created this exquisite poster for Ellie Goulding’s April 19th performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. “To me, there is a sense of sophistication mixed with limitless optimism in Ellie’s music. I wanted this to feel like it was post celebration where someone took a lavish bouquet […]
Sean Freeman was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to create this type treatment for the opener of their most recent cover story. Sean applied a wood-block texture to each letter, giving the work a completely custom, hand-crafted feel.
We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Artist-in-Residence program in association with ADC Young Guns 12! With the goal of advancing the careers of emerging talent, up to five YG 12 winners will be invited to be on a special roster at Levine/Leavitt called Artists-In-Residence. The agents here at Levine/Leavitt, along with an advisory board consisting of […]
As Levine/Leavitt’s newest intern and part-time design geek, I relished the opportunity to speak with Craig Redman of iconic design team Craig & Karl. We met in Craig’s Lower East Side studio space on a chilly February afternoon, surrounded by in-progress designs and fantastically colored knick-knacks that seemed to belong in their own quirky Craig […]
Alex Trochut reworked the fashion cover story of Redmilk Magazine‘s Creative Visionaries issue with a series of drippy graphics and playful type. See below for Redmilks’ video interview with Alex about his method, process, and inspiration.